Brian Franke is an independent award-winning singer/songwriter residing in the Washington, DC area. He is known as both a frequently booked cover song musician as well as an original songwriter. His cover songs range from classic rock songs, to 90s alternative rock, to Top 40 songs currently on the radio.
Chris Thomas is a 36-yr old singer/songwriter from the Washington DC metro area. He’s been writing and playing live music in the region for the last 18 years and draws inspiration from the sounds of the 80s, 90s, and Top 40 throughout the years; his one-man band style and unique take of cover songs is sure to draw anyone’s attention!
Larry Thomas, the band leader of PANIC FOR THE VIBE, also performs as an acoustic artist, bringing a soulful, bluesy sound to a personal level. Larry is available to perform as an acoustic solo artist or as an acoustic duo or trio. Performing a bluesy style of music, his song list includes a selection of Top 40 pop, R&B/Motown, rock and a few originals. The music is highlighted by feel-good grooves, rhythmic improvisations, and soulful cadences.
An energizing party rock band, MISSPENT YOUTH has been playing for thousands of fans from New Jersey to South Carolina, headlining festivals, clubs, charity concerts, corporate events and weddings for over 10 years. Thanks to their continued popularity and enthusiastic fans they are the ONLY band to be nominated twice for Best Cover Band at the Maryland Music Awards in 2014 and 2015.
Misspent Youth brings the best dance rock from the ’80s to today. Their approach to music is characterized by pure harmonies, tight rhythms and great energy. Playing crowd-pleasing songs covering the biggest hits from bands like Aerosmith and Journey to Bruno Mars and Maroon 5, they are sure to keep any crowd dancing and singing all night.
Born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Hilary has always been a small town girl with big time dreams. She started playing guitar at the ago of 12 and soon became a self-taught keyboard player and songwriter. Hilary studied Music Education with a voice concentration at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music from 2009-2011, before moving on to run her own fitness business. Before long, she was itching to get back into the music scene and follow her dreams of performing music and making people smile!
Hilary re-located to Northern Virginia in August 2014 and took a brief performing hiatus to focus on some family goals. She returned to the acoustic gigging game in August of 2015 performing in local venues. Since her return to the live music scene, she has been able to gig frequently and build a regular following in Northern Virginia. Most recently, she has been songwriting with Grammy-winning writers and coming into her own stylistically. Her influences are incredibly varied and her style transcends generations and genre barriers with something new every week.
She can be found singing and playing your favorite acoustic covers from Bob Dylan through Beyonce here in Northern Virginia.
David is seasoned musician and has been performing since he was 9 years old. His versatility in the local music scene has made him a house hold name in the DC area with influential styles of pop, rock, reggae, hip-hop, and indie. Though first and foremost a vocalist and rhythm guitar player, he also has performed drums, bass, and keys with various bands.
David is also a talented DJ, and is the founder of the nostalgic alternative rock series called Back To The 90s.
David has shared the stage with Weezer, Ash, Ballyhoo! and Ozma.
David has performed at many notable venues on the east coast including The Fillmore, Jammin’ Java, Rock & Roll Hotel, The Black Cat, The National, and CBGB.
Uncle Jesse is here for you, and we’re about to become your favorite DMV-based cover band. Rock out with us as we take you back in time with all the best damn songs from the 90’s and early 00’s. Blink 182? Check. Green Day, absolutely. No Doubt? No doubt about it (see what we did there). Don’t forget your flannel and Doc Martens!
Performing non-stop over 15 years, Laurence McKenna has played over 2500 shows in the Washington DC area. He covers a wide range of music genres which include Folk, Pop and Rock. His vocal style is similar to that of Bono (U2) and Chris Martin (Coldplay). He has performed at major venues such as: Jiffy Lube Live, RFK Stadium, 9:30 Club, Warner Theater, The Fillmore, Iota and The Capital Center. Along with his British Rock band Shag, he has performed at concerts with Jackson Brown, Blur, Depeche Mode, Sting, Green Day, Creed, Rush, James Taylor and Aerosmith.
Heather Renee is a prolific writer and performer. She performs weekly in venues throughout the DC metro area. To demonstrate her writing prowess, she wrote, recorded and released a song every week for an entire year in 2008. This endeavor led to several song placements in Independent Films and garnered interested from labels to sell her work to rising artists nationwide.